Rereading a book one read as a child as an adult can be tricky. I had not expected that Charlotte Sometimes would hold up as well as it did. It was delightful and wonderful and I remember why I identified with her so much as a child.
I do not as a whole like books in which the author spends a year in Paris and gushes about how wonderful Paris is. However Eloisa James can do whatever she wants because I loved this book. I loved the style it was written in, I loved that it made me want to love Paris again (Paris and I have a love-hate relationship) and the cast of characters was just delightful. It did make me want to get on a plane and go there.
This was a review copy given to me by the publisher.
I can't say that I was overly impressed with this book, to me the author comes across as incredibly self-absorbed. I realize that she is struggling through her divorce and getting to know herself. I think it is great that she was able to do what she wanted to do for herself but it does all seem rather self-indulgent especially since so many women go through divorce and don't have the luxury of "escaping from it all".
Yeah I hated this and read it out of curiosity and then when I started it I had to finish it. I guess it has to have a star because no stars is apparently not an option. The sex scenes were dull and there was no character development. Anastasia Steele is an unlikable and unrealistic heroine. Sebastian Grey is a controlling jerk.
I would highly recommend not paying money for this.
As someone who wants to work in an archive and preferably in a museum archive I think it is safe to say that I am a total history nerd. Take away the living museum and reenactment stuff and you have a basic girl meets boy and there are obstacles thrown in their way plotline. But the fact they work at something like Colonial Williamsburg makes it awesome.
Chelsea herself is a fairly likable character and Dan is too. Could they be a little more fleshed out? Yes. I read a lot of YA Lit last year and swore off the genre for a little while so for me to read this in two days and like it says a lot of positive things.